Two policemen were left in a critical condition at a Sally Mugabe hospital after they were attacked by an angry crowd for causing an accident leading to the death of one pedestrian.

The mob accused them of conducting an illegal traffic operation.

The ZRP confirmed the incident saying the two officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action.

Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said the force was taking stern action against the cops who attempted to illegally stop a commuter omnibus, leading to the death of a 54 year-old Harare man.

A police memo leaked to the press indicated that the two police officers identified as Constable J. Mapfumo and Constable Demetrius Chimutanda unlawfully arrested a kombi driver while in police uniform.

The kombi driver resisted arrest and wrestled with the police officers when the vehicle was in motion.

During the scuffle, the vehicle veered off the road and hit Trymore Chinyamakobvu who was walking by the roadside near the intersection of High Glen and Mushayabhande Roads.

Trymore Chinyamakobvu sustained head injuries and died on the spot while Robert Munetsi who was a passenger in the kombi sustained injuries on the chest and left leg.